MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Vikings standout wide receiver Adam Thielen has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list as the team hunts for a playoff spot.
Thielen missed the team’s game against the Carolina Panthers due to being on the list. Vikings won that game with a last-minute touchdown.READ MORE: 3 Teens Arrested In Connection To Drive-By Shootings In Northern Minnesota
The move means Thielen will be playing in the team’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, which will be airing on WCCO.
Thielen’s return is significant considering the team is still in the playoff hunt. According to recent projections, the team has a 30% chance of making the playoffs.READ MORE: Sen. Tina Smith Cosponsors Bill That Aims To Expand SCOTUS, Abolish Filibuster: ’Doing Nothing Is Not An Option’
The Vikings also announced Wednesday that the team has signed a long snapper, Andrew DePaola, from the practice squad to the active roster. A cornerback, Tae Hayes, was also signed to the practice squad.MORE NEWS: Minneapolis Teachers To Picket Thursday, Call For More Support Amid Pandemic